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bulletin. i'm patchari raksawong in bangkok. >>> a typhoon is causing havoc over the philippines. rachel ferguson has an update on that. rachel, what's the latest? >> hi, there. typhoon bopha made landfall in mindanao earlier this morning. it will continue its path towards the north and the west. at the moment, it was a weaker system than it was when it made landfall but still a potent storm, this one with wind speeds now sustained at 126 kilometers per hour, wind gusts at 180. it's moving at 30 kilometers per hour. that's going to be helpful. it's quite a decent clip for a storm like this. so it means that heavy rain is not going to be hanging around, targeting one place, but it is going to be moving fairly quickly. if we take a look at the next 72-hour rainfall accumulation, the heaviest rain is falling over water. that said, the system is pulling in a lot of moisture still across the eastern seaboard, so we'll see ongoing heavy rain for the next couple of days and certainly a flood risk continuing into the weekend. elsewhere across eastern asia, fairly quiet on the continent. but we h
parts of japan. rachel ferguson here with details on that. rachel. >> yes, it is snowing. it will continue to snow into tuesday. let's show you some of the accumulations so far. you'll notice that most of the snow is focused along the sea of japan side of the country. sea-affect snow. have you heard of lake-effect snow. similar thing. basically same idea. winds come across from the northwest. pick up the moisture off the sea of japan and dump it along the western edge of the country. more than a meter has accumulated in some places. in the blue here in brackets, you can see the average for december. and we're already well exceeding that in many places across the country. into the next 24 hours, still likely to see an additional 60 to 70 centimeters in the blue. in the pink along the western edge, you could see up to 80 centimeters of additional snowfall. skiers and snowboarder will be happy, but up toward the north, we're seeing really strong winds. buffeting all the snowfall around and will make for some potentially dangerous travel. so be very careful if you have to go
the philippines. rachel ferguson has the latest in weather. rachel? >> hi there, yes, indeed. bopha left destruction in palau, now it's heading to the philippines where it's expected to make landfall on tuesday morning as a typhoon. so maintaining strength right now. in fact, the winds right now are sustained at 180 kilometers per hour with gusts exceeding 250 kilometers per hour. so high waves as well as storm surge are going to be major concerns. in addition to the flooding that could occur from the storm surge, there will be plenty of rain, as well. in fact, as much as 180, maybe 200 millimeters anywhere you're seeing popping up in the red here when all is said and done from this storm. so we'll be tracking it as it goes. certainly enough rain to cause considerable flooding. we know that already transport has been shut down and people are -- in transit have been stranded for the people being will just have to just wait out the storm see what happens with this one. we'll be keeping you updated. as we head to the bigger picture here in eastern asia, quite quiet, but japan has not one bu
the typhoon that hit the philippines is taking a toll. rachel ferguson is here with the details. >> hi. yes. bopha is now located to the west of the philippines, having moved across the islands. it's still a typhoon, so still a very potent system. winds are sustained at 126 with gusts at 180. so it hasn't changed much recently. it's heading up to the south china sea where it's likely to linger for the next couple of days. its very difficult to see what this storm is going to do, but we will keep a close eye on it. it's still a very powerful system. across the north you're seeing heavy rain continue here. this is because the system is pulling in moisture from the north. but down to the south where the devastation occurred, it is going to be a lot drier, and certainly the winds have died down. so that's good news for the rescue and recovery effort that will be continuing through the next few days. there's another low pressure system headed up it. it will be bringing more snow and really strong winds. winds gusting up to 160 miles per hour. so certainly travel will be dangerous. down towards t
with censorship. nhk world, beijing. >>> heavy snow causing havoc in various parts of japan. rachel is here with the weather. >> we've been looking at above average snowfall through december for much of japan. current snow depths, just below, we have the average snowfall for the month of december. so up toward hokkaido, about 30 centimeters, already 125 have fallen. more than that has already fallen. so the current snow depth is 125 centimeters. we nearly have a stack of two meters here in central japan. mostly areas along the sea of japan coast, because its sea-affect snow. we get heavy effect accumulations and we will see better conditions toward the end of the workweek, but another 24 hours of heavy snow to c and orange, up to 70 centimeters, half a meter of this western edge of northern japan. it will get worse before it gets better, and even then, we'll deal with warmer winds, some warmer temperatures coming in, that means we can have this very quick snow melt and that in turn can cause problems, certainly concern for avalanches to occur. we're looking at that danger in hokkaido from t
heavily in japan, but some of the white stuff is tapering off. rachel ferguson here with weather. looks like things easing up a bit in snow country. >> yes, indeed, they are and it's because we have a new system coming in and in front of it, some warmer winds coming up from the south. this is the system, first of all, before it reaches japan it will be bringing showers across central and northern china. now actually, there will be a stationary front developing here just across central china, to the north, beijing area, you will probably going to be seeing snow. not so much it will accumulate. ahead of this system, warmer winds will move across the peninsula and come in to japan, as well so that heavy snowfall we've been seeing is starting to taper off now but as there's just going to be a short break and then see the rain coming in but that's going to impact the snow melt. now at the moment, the snow depths are, well, as we have here, this is wednesday evening so the most recent figures. still seeing amounts of up to a meter, surpassing a meter in the sea of japan side of the country. t
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